Tag: Jacoby Ellsbury

MMO Mailbag: Signing Beltran or Ellsbury, Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Signing Beltran or Ellsbury, Qualifying Offers

Dennis asks… What’s the deal with these qualifying offers? Will we be able to go after those guys? Do you think there’s any chance that we could sign Beltran and Ellsbury and play them in left and right with Lagares in center? Joe D. replies… We posted about the players who received qualifying offers here. […]

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Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

The Mets can spend this offseason. That has been the overall message conveyed for the past several months, however will they spend and to what degree remains the begging question. The “Red Sox Model” has been mentioned a great deal, meaning the Amazin’s would avoid the top-tier free agents, instead finding the Shane Victorinos and […]

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Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

I don’t know about most of you, but a few of us on MMO let out a collective sigh of relief when we read the following from Andy Martino of the Daily News: The Mets don’t love Mark Trumbo and they’ve never shown any interest in Peter Bourjos. I see Trumbo as an Ike Davis […]

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Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that forfeiting their second round pick will not keep them from signing a free agent who was extended a qualifying offer. Earlier this evening, Puma reported that the Mets front office deliberated over the draft pick compensation issue. The deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers came and […]

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Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

I got an email the other day asking me why I always downplay the Mets going after players like Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury or Carlos Beltran. The reader wanted to know why I’ve become such a pessimist. My response to her was simple. “I don’t trust the people in charge, hence I’m skeptical of anything […]

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Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals and Phillies Will Target Ellsbury, Braves Increasing Payroll To $100 Million

The Phillies are targeting big-time free-agent outfielders and baseball people expect them to be in the mix for Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and possibly Curtis Granderson according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Phillies have a team built around superior starting pitching and veteran infielders, Heyman writes. But have a clear weakness in the outfield, where they got sub-par […]

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Red Sox Will Make Qualifying Offers To Napoli, Ellsbury and Drew

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Red Sox Will Make Qualifying Offers To Napoli, Ellsbury and Drew

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Red Sox plan on extending qualifying offers to first baseman Mike Napoli, centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, and surprisingly shortstop Stephen Drew. The Napoli and Ellsbury QOs were widely expected, but tendering Drew an offer comes as a surprise for the Red Sox as they were expected to hand the shortstop […]

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What Would It Take For Mets To Win A Wild Card In 2014?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
What Would It Take For Mets To Win A Wild Card In 2014?

What would it take this offseason for the Mets to contend for a Wild Card in 2014 as Sandy Alderson asserts? Xtreem – Jon Niese and Zack Wheeler need to step up and find some way to alleviate the loss of Matt Harvey as best they can. You can’t replace the best pitcher in the […]

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Does 2015 Free Agent Market Influence Mets 2014 Offseason Strategy?

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Does 2015 Free Agent Market Influence Mets 2014 Offseason Strategy?

An MMO Fan Shot By Andrew Doris The two-year plan The past two seasons, the Mets have finished 74-88. Over that time, they’ve dumped all their albatross contracts (except Bobby Bonilla…) and resolved the Bernie Madoff lawsuit, such that management finally appears capable of investing in the team. Whether they will or not remains to […]

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MMO Mailbag Tackles Brandon Phillips, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag Tackles Brandon Phillips, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury

Brandon Phillips A Met? Don’t Bet On It… Why is it that every quality player who becomes available or is on the block is suddenly looked at as the perfect fit for the Mets? Is it because it’s in our nature as Met fans to be dreamers like John Lennon? Let me put a few […]

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Pie In The Sky Mets Rumors: Lincecum, Napoli, Kemp, Ellsbury…

An article by posted on October 14, 2013 0 Comments
Pie In The Sky Mets Rumors: Lincecum, Napoli, Kemp, Ellsbury…

As the post season crawls to a close, thus ushering in the hot stove season, there seems to be a growing tide of great and unrealistic expectations for players the Mets could or should target. Over at MetsBlog, they’ve spent this weekend writing multiple times about Tim Lincecum as well as other potential free agents […]

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